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Clear water or murky? Clear water or murky?
Airworks - 26 days 21 hours ago.
I have met several technical divers who prefer diving and training in turbid waters such as are found in many lakes, rivers, and freshwater quarries. They dive to become better trained, and the murkier the water the better. The “bad viz” environments found in those challenging sites force them to manage their “panic modes” and responses when underwater visibility is a major issue. There is much to commend that very valid point-of-view. There’s no doubt that frequent diving in murky conditions do...
How to Become a Dive Instructor How to Become a Dive Instructor
Marlies-Diveoclock - 5/20/2021 2:51 PM
Teach SCUBA Diving around the World!Follow your dream and become a dive instructor. Being certified as a dive instructor can be your ticket to travel and work around the world. Teach people how to SCUBA dive, share your passion through education while living in a place where people go on holidays. Office days will never be the same. How to Become a Dive Instructor...
How to become a Divemaster How to become a Divemaster
Marlies-Diveoclock - 5/20/2021 2:48 PM
From Passion to Profession in SCUBA Diving Do you love SCUBA diving so much that you want to take it to a professional level? Are you dreaming of finishing your studies or quitting your job to buy a ticket to the tropics and become a divemaster? Maybe are you thinking of becoming a divemaster in your own country or maybe you just want another challenge when it comes to diving. Read all about the process to become a divemaster. Read it here...
2021 Virtual Upper Midwest Scuba Adventure Travel Show 2021 Virtual Upper Midwest Scuba Adventure Travel Show
ScubaScout - 3/22/2021 9:07 PM
Upper Midwest Scuba and Adventure Travel Show 2021 Virtual Upper Midwest Scuba and Adventure Travel Show The tickets are available now!! umsatshow.org/tickets/ The Great Lakes Shipwreck Preservation Society Presents Its 21st Annual Fundraiser: The “Virtual” UMSAT Show on April 8, 9, and 10th! Please join us for this year’s event. There will be four great speakers presenting at our Zoom webinar: Thursday, April 8, 2021, at 7:00 PM – Doug Klein – Diving Locations in Minnesota Friday, April 9, 2021...
How to Make a Debris Collection Hanger How to Make a Debris Collection Hanger
Airworks - 10/11/2020 12:28 PM
I’m a big fan of the "dive against debris" idea, and have been using an efficient method to extract a significant amount of trash and debris from a local quarry. I’ve called it a Debris Collection Hanger (DCH), and it has proven to be very helpful in collecting and removing larger-sized debris in just one dive. A mesh bag can be attached to it for smaller items. Not sure if anyone else is using a similar setup (didn’t find anything comparable in Google Images), but thought it might come in handy...
Surprising health benefits of scuba diving in quarries (even during cold days) Surprising health benefits of scuba diving in quarries (even during cold days)
Airworks - 9/29/2020 3:01 AM
Several of my dive buddies, and other divers I’ve met along the way, have expressed a huge preference for warm-water diving over getting wet in colder waters. And to be honest, I find that diving in tropical, warm climes is very relaxing and fits well within my comfort zone. Personally, however, I frequently look for reasons to go beyond my comfort level in order to stretch myself physically and mentally. Since I currently live inland (Fredericksburg, VA) and a considerable distance from the coa...
What Influenced You to Get Certified What Influenced You to Get Certified
usdiveshows - 7/08/2020 10:23 AM
Who/What influenced you to become a certified scuba diver? US Dive Shows and Shearwater Research are asking divers what got them started. Answer a quick survey. survey.constantcontact.com/survey/a07eh6ewij2kc3lifmu/start...
Free Online Dive Education Free Online Dive Education
Marlies-Diveoclock - 4/11/2020 7:14 AM
Staying at home due to COVID-19? bit.ly/34tu7GU Spend your time useful and learn more about SCUBA diving, marine biology and marine life species from home. We have listed awesome courses, videos and training materials for you to download. From hilarious marine life videos to very serious ecology classes - Pick your favorite. Stay home, stay safe!...
DC Dive Show Workshop Updates DC Dive Show Workshop Updates
usdiveshows - 1/23/2020 10:26 AM
The DC Dive Show has a number of seminars and workshops planned in conjunction with dive club meetings, live music, exhibitors from around the world. The two-day mid-winter festival is a great way to expand your knowledge about diving and the environment at the same time book your next vacation. Workshops: Rebreather 101 a beginners guide taught by Jill Heinerth Diving Medicine with a thorough review of your ears and first aid for incidents you may encounter in remote areas. Citizen Science Work...
Empirical Research Has Confirmed the Therapeutic Benefits of Scuba Diving Empirical Research Has Confirmed the Therapeutic Benefits of Scuba Diving
Airworks - 1/23/2020 5:51 AM
Scuba diving has been around for awhile, and though it is usually considered a recreational sport with a variety of public and private adventurous connotations, it also has very practical commercial and military uses. But did you know that regular participation in diving can have huge health benefits? For example, here are the top 10 fitness and health perks that are noted in Samir Becic’s recent book titled Resync Your Life: 1. Physical fitness: Swimming, and by association scuba diving, is one...
A Shocking and Embarrassing Discovery A Shocking and Embarrassing Discovery
Airworks - 12/30/2019 3:58 PM
My wife and I visit our children and grandchildren that live along the Atlantic edge of Florida about three times a year, and I often try to get in a bit of ocean diving while there. Living in Virginia and a considerable distance from the coast forces me to spend a lot of time quarry diving, so it’s always a real delight to catch a Florida charter and check out the salt life! On December 24th of 2019 I booked a 2-tank drift dive on the Republic IV, one of several boats owned and chartered by Jup...
COVID-19 Dive Challenge: Go Solo! COVID-19 Dive Challenge: Go Solo!
Airworks - 7/27/2019 6:45 PM
The current COVID pandemic has disoriented many businesses and organizations, including dive tourism and travel agencies, forcing them to reassess and adjust their public interactions and relationships. Diving in groups is discouraged, and many good buddies are wondering what to do. The dive industry is aware that overall diver participation has been in decline for quite some time, and is at an all-time low. Several industry leaders are thinking that COVID may be the final nail in the coffin. Th...
Get Divers to Pick Up Trash Underwater Using #IsThisYours Get Divers to Pick Up Trash Underwater Using #IsThisYours
Kat3rina - 6/10/2019 3:47 PM
An unfortunate fact that we’ve known for so long is that our oceans are struggling. Worldwide fish stocks are dwindling in numbers; microplastics are found in shellfish, there’s a Great Pacific Garbage Patch three times the size of France, and the rising seawater temperatures are disturbing major aquatic systems. Changes to the environment are also changing our waters, and these changes aren’t at all good. In an attempt to hold people accountable for the trash they produce, a social media campai...
2018 Market Share of Scuba Certification Agencies (PADI, SSI, NAUI) 2018 Market Share of Scuba Certification Agencies (PADI, SSI, NAUI)
Greg - 12/22/2018 10:44 AM
According to the certifications added by scuba divers on DiveBuddy.com, the following list indicates the percentage market share by each certification agency. Only the unique certification agencies were counted for each diver. For example, if a diver listed 3 different certifications with PADI and 1 for DAN, the list below includes 1 for PADI and 1 for DAN. All types of certifications were included (entry, advanced, tech, recreational). Link to larger graph Sample size: 3747 unique scuba divers ...
Whale Shark Diving Etiquette Whale Shark Diving Etiquette
h2oman - 4/21/2018 9:27 PM
Whale Shark Diving Etiquette- Ningaloo Reef, Isla Holbox, Gladden Split, Kwatisore Bay, Darwin’s Arch, Simon’s Town, Sun Island, Kilindini Harbor, Donsol Bay, Utila Open Water, 1. Don’t be a pig. Get in the water quickly, but once you’ve swum with him for a few minutes, back off to let the other divers see him from up front. 2. Never grab a tail or ride off their middle fin. They are God’s creatures too, not mopeds. 3. Limit your expectations. Many people have expectations that are way too high,...
Halibut Hunting: California Seminar Halibut Hunting: California Seminar
h2oman - 4/20/2018 8:46 PM
Spotlight Local California: RAW HALIBUT By H2OMAN ...First published in Spearfishing Magazine (for California Trips contact Freedivingfilms.com) Trophies can be hunted and trophies can be married. Most divers who are underwater hunters have the problem that the trophies we are blessed enough to land on land and beneath the sea seem to get into shoving matches back home around the mantel. I got that suffocating feeling again (like you need to come up for air) when she looked up at me. She sat on ...
Pig looking ships Pig looking ships
ScubaScout - 2/21/2018 8:20 AM
PRESS RELEASE They were called pigboats not because they carried pigs. Dr. Daley is an expert on Whaleback ships built in Superior Wisconsin from 1888 to 1898. 43 were constructed; some were unpowered barges while others were independent steam-powered vessels. They were called pigboats because they had a distinctive pig-like bow. Come and listen to Dr. Matthew Daley talk about -In the Wake of Disaster: The story of the James B. Colgate, the Merida, and Lake Erie’s Black Friday Storm of 1916 at t...
Why Should you PAY for your Internship? Why Should you PAY for your Internship?
GooDiving - 2/13/2018 4:40 AM
When it comes down to that moment when you are looking for the best Divemaster Internship and they ask you to shell out a bunch of money...and you are wondering...WHY??? Why Should You PAY for your Divemaster Internship? Take our Divemaster Internship is a Life Changing Experience, not only because you will be scuba diving everyday but also because you will be trained to be responsible for the safety of the people that dives with you, getting in touch with happy, active people from all over the ...
Search PADI & SSI Dive Instructor Courses Search PADI & SSI Dive Instructor Courses
Marlies-Diveoclock - 11/30/2017 8:03 AM
Compare PADI Instructor Development Courses (IDCs) and SSI Instructor Trainer Courses (ITCs). Are you thinking about becoming a dive instructor? Wondering where to do this course and with who? We have created a brand new search engine for you to compare dive instructor courses from around the world. Find the best teachers, dive centers and package offers for your needs! Click here to search dive instructor courses! Are you offering PADI IDCs or SSI ITCs? Create an account on diveoclock.com/pro/ ...
Hollis Prism 2 course Hollis Prism 2 course
trivoodoo - 10/23/2017 11:51 PM
If anybody is interested in the Hollis Prism 2 course, here is the email address listed below. Now until the end of the year, we offer a Hollis Prism 2 course at half price. I am willing to travel with the unit if purchased from us and teach the course anyplace that can support a rebreather (e.g. 100% O2 and CO2 absorbent available ). Since this is our 5th year in operation, we will offer a 50% discount on the course fees. Any boat, park, and consumables are the responsibility of the student for...